Emir of Biu, Umar Mustapha Aliyu, has been reported dead.
He died Monday after a brief illness on night at the Federal Medical Center (Federal Teaching Hospital), Gombe State.
Sources from the family confirmed the death to journalists on Tuesday.
The Emir is survived by four wives and over 70 children with close to 200 grandchildren.
He was born on the 9 th of November 1940 in Biu.
He attended Kwaya Kusar Junior Primary School between 1947 and 1949 and Biu Central Primary School from 1950 to 1953.
He later proceeded to Hausari Primary School in Maiduguri between 1953 and 1955.
He was at various times a Veterinary attendant ( 1958 ), member representing Biu Emirate at the Borno State Council of Arts and Culture , and District Head of Biu town from 1975 to 1989 when he became the Emir of Biu.